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We recognise that some of our parents and pupils may be anxious during these times and we want to reassure you that as a school we are doing everything that we can to make sure the school community is safe for parents, pupils and staff.

Please click here for information about the reopening of school on March the 8th.

Please click here for the current Risk Assessment

Please click here for an overview of our catch-up funding


There are a number of books that we recommend you share with your child. By sharing the following books with your child, they will have the opportunity to share any worries that they may have.

Click here to read this book

Click here to read this book

How will my child access remote learning in the event of a closure/isolation?

In the event an individual child, a class bubble, or indeed the whole school need to self-isolate for a period of time, we have a plan in place for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education. Please click here for more details regarding our remote learning provision.

What are the symptoms of COVID – 19?

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual),
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What do you do if you have symptoms?

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.

Get a test – get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.

Get a test: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 you MUST notify the school via telephone or email (office@tufnell.org) as soon as you receive the result of the test.  This is so that we can ensure appropriate measures are in place and that contact tracing within school can be completed.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 whilst the school is closed (e.g. over the weekend or during school holidays), you MUST notify the school using the office email account. This is so that we can ensure appropriate measures are in place on our return to school and that contact tracing within school can be completed.

At our school, we are actively following the Government’s Test and Trace process. To ensure that we work together to reduce the risk of transmission all members of the school’s community are expected to engage in the test and trace process.

Further information on the test and trace process can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works


Why is it important to wash our hands?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an easy virus to kill when it is on skin. This can be done with soap and running water or hand sanitiser. Regular and thorough hand cleaning is going to be needed for the foreseeable future. When your child returns to school they will be washing their hands:

  • On arrival,
  • Before and after eating,
  • When return from outside or changing rooms,
  • Before going home.

Please ensure that your child is clear on the expectations of how to wash their hands before returning to school: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/


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